Obletorr

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DILC is now developing a torrent tracker to help serve the needs of its constituents and to complement UVLe's file upload feature (now limited to 32Mb). BitTorrent distributes files efficiently and encourages the sharing of limited bandwidth.

Readers are welcome to suggest the name for this torrent tracker. By far, suggested names include:

  • isktorrage ("isko" + "torrent" + "storage")
  • Obletorr ("Oble" - oblation + "torrent")
  • isktorr ("isko" +"torrent")
  • isktorrent ("isko + "torrent")

To suggest a name or express preference, email dilc@up.edu.ph. Feedback on the proposed guidelines below is also welcome.

Possible Uses of the Tracker


The tracker may be used to

  • facilitate the sharing of class projects (like videos, photos, data sets, databases) that involve files larger than 32Mb (the current limit of UVLe upload per file)
  • provide alternative means of distributing DILC contents
  • help distribute official UP media files
  • help transmit coverage of public events at the University
  • help distribute efficiently open source applications within the University (as opposed to downloading the apps from sites outside UP, which takes up substantial bandwidth that may slow down overall network traffic going in and out of UP)

Guidelines


  • No one shall upload, post, transmit any content that infringes any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy rights of any person or entity.
  • The tracker shall not be used to violate UP's Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Only submissions using UP Webmail accounts are accepted.
  • The DILC reserves the right to refuse certain submissions, for reasons including (but not limited to) possible violation of copyright, trademark, privacy and the like.
  • To submit torrent file, send it to uvle@up.edu.ph from your UP Webmail account. Any other torrents sent from accounts other than the UP Webmail account shall not be accepted, while the tracker's authentication system is not yet in place. Please also include in your submission the description of the files and the primary academic field where the files are being used.
  • The submitter of the torrent file should be seeding it as long as possible. Other "recipients" of the file should seed it to a ratio of at least 1.

Submissions


For now, submissions of torrent files should be emailed to uvle@up.edu.ph.

Once the user interface gets developed UP Webmail Account holders may upload the torrent files direcly (see Development Roadmap below).

Here's how to create torrent file for submission.

Takedown Requests


  • Request to take down a torrent may be sent to dilc@up.edu.ph stating the grounds for such a request. Immediate response is due to claims of copyright and trademark violations and privacy infringements.

Development Roadmap


Alpha Release

  • torrent tracker up (BtiTracker, Diferior)
  • admin interface
  • torrent-available DILC materials
  • infrastructure testing: Dilnet leechers pull data from Dilnet seeders and not via Internet cloud

Beta Release

  • user interface
  • ldap login (UP Webmail account)
  • initial torrent seeding program within Dilnet and possibly beyond

Full Release

  • stable tracker
  • stable seeding program
  • torrent-powered live stream?

References


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